Below is a list of publications associated with ICHEN:


Urban design – mobility behaviour

Boakye-Dankwa, E., Nathan, A., Barnett, A., Busija, L., Lee, R. S. Y., Pachana, N., Turrell, G., Cerin, E. (2019). Walking behaviour and patterns of perceived access to neighbourhood destinations in older adults from a low-density (Brisbane, Australia) and an ultra-dense city (Hong Kong, China). Cities, 84, 23-33. doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2018.07.002

Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Mellecker, R. R., Cerin. E. (2019). Associations of socio-demographic, environmental, social and psychological factors with active travel in Hong Kong adolescents: the iHealt(H) cross-sectional study. Journal of Transportation and Health, 12, 336-348. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.08.002

Barnett, A., Akram, M., Sit, C. H. P., Mellecker, R., Carver, A., Cerin, E. (2019). Predictors of healthier and more sustainable school travel mode profiles among Hong Kong adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16, 48. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0807-4

Urban design – lifestyle behaviours

Cerin, E., Sit, C. H. P., Wong, S. H. S., Huang, Y. J., Gao, G. Y., Lai, P. C., . . . Barnett, A. (2019). Relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviours, and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 24(Suppl 2), 34-39.

Urban design – cardiometabolic health

Van Cauwenberg, J., Dunstan, D., Cerin, E., Koohsari, J., Owen, N., Sugiyama, T. (2019). Population density is beneficially associated with 12-year diabetes risk marker change among residents of lower socio-economic neighborhoods. Health and Place, 57, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.02.006

Urban design – mental health

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Lai, P., Johnston, J.M., Lee, R. S. Y., Cerin, E. (2019) To what extent does physical activity explain the associations between neighborhood environment and depressive symptoms in older adults living in an Asian metropolis? Mental Health and Physical Activity, 16, 96-104. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2018.11.005

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Johnston, J. M., Lai, P. C., Lee, R. S. Y., Sit, C. H. P., Cerin, E. (2019). Objectively-measured neighbourhood attributes as correlates and moderators of quality of life in older adults with different living arrangements: The ALECS cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 876. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16050876

Lifestyle behaviours – cardiometabolic health

Wheeler, M. J., Dunstan, D. W., Ellis, K. A., Cerin, E., Phillips, S., Lambert, G., . . . Green, D. J. (2019). Effect of morning exercise with or without breaks in prolonged sitting on blood pressure in older overweight/obese adults: evidence for sex differences. Hypertension, 73, 859-867. Doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.118.12373


Urban design – lifestyle behaviours

Sugiyama, T., Cerin, E., Mridha, M., Koohsari, M. J., Owen, N. (2018). Prospective associations of local destinations and routes with middle-to-older aged adults’ walking. The Gerontologist, 51(1), 121-129. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnx088

Van Cauwenberg J, Nathan A, Barnett A, Barnett DW, Cerin E. (2018). Relationships between neighbourhood physical environmental attributes and older adults’ leisure-time physical activity: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 48, 1635-1660. doi: 10.1007/s40279-018-0917-1

Cerin, E., Conway, T. L., Adams, M. A., Barnett, A., Cain, K. L., Owen, N., . . . Sallis, J. F. (2018). Objectively-assessed neighbourhood destination accessibility and physical activity in adults from 10 countries: An analysis of moderators and perceptions as mediators. Social Science & Medicine, 211, 282-293. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.06.034

Owen, N., Sugiyama, T., Koohsari, M. J., De Bourdeauduij, I., Hadgraft, N., Oyeyemi, A., . . . Cerin, E. (2018). Associations of neighborhood environmental attributes with adults’ objectively-assessed sedentary time: IPEN Adult multi-country study. Preventive Medicine, 115, 126-133. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.023

Urban design – mental health

Barnett, A., Zhang, C. J. P., Johnston, J. M., Cerin, E. (2018). Relationships between the neighborhood environment and depression in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Psychogeriatrics, 30, 1153-1176. doi: 10.1017/S104161021700271X

Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, A., Sit, C. H. P., Lai, P. C., Johnston, J. M., Lee, R. S. Y., Cerin E. (2018). Cross-sectional associations of objectively-assessed neighbourhood attributes with depressive symptoms in older adults of an ultra-dense urban environment: the Hong Kong ALECS study. BMJ Open, 8, e020480. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020480

Lifestyle behaviours – cognitive health

Dunstan, D., Wheeler, M., Ellis, K., Cerin, E., Green, D. (2018). Interacting effects of exercise with breaks in sitting time on cognitive and metabolic function in older adults: rationale and design of a randomised crossover trial. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 15, 11-16. doi: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2018.05.003


Urban design – brain health

Cerin, E., Rainey-Smith, S. R., Ames, D., Lautenschlager, N. T., Macaulay, S. L., Fowler, C., . . . Ellis, K. A.  (2017). Associations of neighborhood environment with brain imaging outcomes in the AIBL cohort. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 13, 388-398. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.06.2364

Urban design – mobility behaviour

Cerin, E., Nathan, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Barnett, D. W., Barnett, A. (2017). The neighbourhood physical environment and active travel in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14: 15. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0471-5

Urban design – lifestyle behaviours

Van Cauwenberg, J., Cerin, E., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Deforche, B., Veitch, J. (2017). Is the association between park proximity and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults moderated by park quality and neighbourhood conditions? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(2), 192. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14020192

Frank, L. D., Fox, E. H., Ulmer, J. M., Chapman, J. E., Kershaw, S. E., Sallis, J. F., . . . Schipperijn, J. (2017). International comparison of observation-specific spatial buffers: maximizing the ability to estimate physical activity. International Journal of Health Geographics, 16(1), 4. doi: 10.1186/s12942-017-0077-9

Cerin, E., Mitáš, J., Cain, K.L., Conway, T.L., Adams, M.A., Schofield, G., . . . Van Dyck D. (2017). Do associations between objectively-assessed physical activity and neighbourhood environment attributes vary by time of the day and day of the week? IPEN adult study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 34. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0493-z

Barnett, D. W., Barnett, A., Nathan, A., Van Cauwenberg, J., Cerin, E. (2017). Built environmental correlates of older adults’ total physical activity and walking: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 103. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0558-z

Schipperijn, J., Cerin, E., Adams, M. A., Reis, R., Smith, G., Cain, K., Christiansen, L. B., van Dyck, D., Gidlow, C., Frank, L. D., . . . Sallis, J. F. (2017). Access to parks and physical activity: An eight country comparison. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 27, 253-263. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2017.08.010

Hinckson, E., Cerin, E., Mavoa, S., Smith, M., Badland, H., Witten, K., . . . Schofield, G. (2017). What are the associations between neighborhood walkability and sedentary time in New Zealand adults? The URBAN cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(10), e016128. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016128

Hinckson, E., Cerin, E., Mavoa, S., Smith, M., Badland, H., Stewart, T., . . . Schofield, G. (2017). Associations of the perceived and objective neighborhood environment with physical activity and sedentary time in New Zealand adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,14(1), 145. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0597-5

Urban design – mental health

Lamb, K., Thornton, L. E., Teychenne, M., Milte, C., Cerin, E., Ball, K. (2017). Associations between access to alcohol outlets and alcohol intake and depressive symptoms in women from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Australia. BMC Public Health, 17, 83. doi 10.1186/s12889-017-4022-4

Lifestyle behaviours – cardiometabolic health

Dempsey, P. C., Blankenship, J. M., Larsen, R. N., Sacre, J. W., Sethi, P., Straznicky, N. E., . . . Dunstan, D. W. (2017). Interrupting prolonged sitting in type 2 diabetes: nocturnal persistence of improved glycaemic control. Diabetologia, 60(3), 499-507. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-4169-z

Lamb, K. E., Thornton, L. E., Olstad, D. L., Cerin, E., Ball, K. (2017). Associations between major chain fast food outlet availability and change in body mass index: a longitudinal observational study of women from Victoria, Australia. BMJ Open, 7(10), e016594. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016594